Overview


Synopsis

Falsettos is the story of a large, eccentric, and dysfunctional -- but loving -- Jewish family in New York at the end of the 1970s. Initially, Marvin seems blessed with the perfect family. He has a caring wife, Trina and a young son, Jason. Nevertheless, the family is soon broken apart, when the homosexual Marvin leaves Trina for a man called Whizzer.

Trina, meanwhile, ends up romantically involved with the family psychiatrist, Mendel. All the while, their son, Jason, is stuck in the middle. Included in the mix are lesbian neighbors Dr. Charlotte and Cordelia. When Marvin's lover, Whizzer, is diagnosed with AIDS, the entire family -- non-traditional as it may be -- must put aside their issues and come together.

Notes: This two-act musical is in fact a synthesis of a trilogy of one acts: In Trousers, March of the Falsettos, and Falsettoland.


Characters

Male

Lead

Tenor, Baritone

Male

Lead

Tenor

Male

Lead

Tenor, Baritone



Show Information

Music
Lyrics
Category
Number of Acts
2 Acts
First Produced
1992
Genres
Settings
Contemporary
Time & Place
new york, 1979, 1981
Cast Size
Orchestra Size
Medium
Dancing
Some Dance
Licensor
Ideal For
College/University, Diverse Cast, Ensemble Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, young adult, mature adult, child, early teen characters

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